[Isyung HR] Torture me not!
MOKONG: What is so good about the day? Well, three months na po ang HRonlinePH at sumakto naman last June 23 ay nag-No. 2 po tayo sa TopBlogsPh sa kategorya ng Politics and Governance. Yippeee! At ‘yan po ay dahil sa mga kaibigan nating patuloy na nagpapadala ng kani-kanilang mga advocacy, issues and etc. that readers find informative and useful. Wooowoot!
MOKANG: Serious ka te?
MOKONG: What is so good about the day? Isa pa, ngayong June 26 ay inaalala ng mga nakakaalam (hehehe) sa buong mundo ang International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
MOKANG: Kaya nga may BRAT. At in fairness, ika-limang BRAT na. Kala ko nga mag-ooblation run tayo against torture, ready pa naman akong ipakita ang nakaka-torture kong katawan (physical torture– hahahaha!). At kahit bumabagyo, hindi natinag ang mga runners from CSOs, CHR, AFP at PNP. Basta! Rain Against Torture.
MOKONG: What is so good about the day? It’s Sunday, pahinga at sa kabila ng Bagyo ay masarap uminom ng mainit na kape at mambuska. Hahaha.
MOKANG: Paulit-ulit unli ka te?
MOKONG: Ikaw nga ang unli e… gas-gas na ‘yang pinagsasabi mo.
MOKANG: Buskahin kaya natin ang mga nagdaang mga activities… hehehe.
Nitong nakaraang mga araw bago ang June 26 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, ilang mga activities ang isinagawa ng mga members ng United Against Torture Coalition to commemorate ang araw para sa mga torture victims ng buong week. Hehehe Araw pero Buong Week.
Even 1: NOTHING CAN JUSTIFY TORTURE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES (Pag OVER any circumstances pwede?)
Pinamunuan ng PAHRA at OMCT
Dinaluhan ng mga Government agencies, Diplomatic community at CSOs
Naganap nitong ika-22 ng Hunyo sa Imperial Palace
Philippine commitment… Talaga lang a!
May isang nagkomento na bakit daw sa Imperial Palace ginawa, e matindi daw ang hotel na ito sa violations ng rights ng kanilang mga workers.
Security sectors’ “Paradigm shift.” Is it an acknowledgement that they used torture before?
CSOs in a workshop. Spot ang tulog. Hoy gising!
Piktyur-piktyur. OK tapos na… ang mga kamag-anak naman ng bride.
Ok next… ang mga kamag-anak naman ng groom. O magready na ang mga friends ng Bride next na kayo.
Teka-teka! Bakit isa lang ang nakatingin sa kamera? 🙂
Event 2: BRAT V – Basta! Rain Against Torture este Basta! Run Against Torture V
Pinangunahan ng UATC, CHR, AFP at PNP. (Kung silang lahat ang nanguna sino pang sumunod?)
Tumakbo mula sa DILG sa gitna ng bagyo papuntang CHR (Para magsumbong. Joke 🙂 ).
Hoy oo ikaw! Ikaw na walang malay. Ikaw nga ang walang solidarity against torture. Ikaw na nakapayong, wala kang pakisama ayaw mong mabasa. 🙂
Parang napilitan lang a. Hehehe! Ikaw ba naman ang mababad sa ulan. Obey first before you complain. Hahaha! 🙂
Bakit parang ang ibig sabihin nito ay hindi libre ang mangtortyur? Ano pwede basta may bayad? Hahaha! 🙂
Contingent ng Philippine Air-Force. Latest addition sa participants ng BRAT. Woowoot!
Nang tanungin bakit ngayon lang sumama, ang sagot nila kasi dapat daw ay Basta! Lipad Against Torture ang title ng event (‘wag na pong i-accronym baka bastos ang dating 🙂 ).
Contingent from Philippine Navy. Latest addition din sa participants ng BRAT. Yahooo yahooo!
Nang tanungin din kung bakit ngayon lang sila sumama. Sabi nila ay inaabangan daw kasi nila ang BASTA! Langoy Against Torture. Hahahaha! 🙂
“Im a Soldier and a Human Rights advocate.” YES! Approve kami sa ‘yo kuya. Sana lang ganyan din lahat ng sundalo and hindi lang sa T-shirt a, pati sa gawa. Soldiers! Respect and Protect Human Rights!
Truth behind sa Pinakamagandang shot na ito,
a. Professional ang photographer
b. Artistic ang may hawak ng kamera
c. Autistic ang may hawak ng kamera
d. Nadulas lang ang may hawak ng kamera
e. none of the above. ako lang kasi ang nagandahan sa kuhang ito.
Piktyur-piktyur! Para talagang ibig sabihin ay hindi libre ang mangtortyur, na pag may bayad pwede.
Mokang: Paulit-ulit. Unli ka te?
A pag nagtortyur ka kelangan mo magbayad… sa kulungan.
Mokang: Slow ka te?
Piktyur-piktyur! Ano ba? seryoso muna mamaya na ang wacky.
Hanggang dito na lang muna. Hanggang sa sunod na Linggo, ito po ang inyong Mokong at Mokang na lingkod na nagsasabing “All MOkongs and MOkangs of the world unite. We hav nothing to looose coz we hav nothing at all.”
- [Event] “Nothing can justify Torture under any circumstances” – PAHRA (hronlineph.wordpress.com)
- [Event] Basta! Run Against Torture! (V) – UATC (hronlineph.wordpress.com)
- [Statement] Position paper on the national Monitoring Mechanism (NMM) – PAHRA (hronlineph.wordpress.com)
- [Last week’s featured site] A society where Human Rights are fully enjoyed and respected by all – www.tfdp.net (hronlineph.wordpress.com)
- [Event] Basta! Run Against Torture (BRAT V) – United Against Torture Coalition (hronlineph.wordpress.com)
Dahil sa mahinang connections ng internet due to paalis at parating na bagyo… ngayon lang natin naipost ang isyung HR.
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POLITICAL PRISONERS ARE VICTIMS OF STATE TORTURE
Last December 5, 2006, the RPM-P/RPA-ABB has submitted its protest letter to the Joint Enforcement and Monitoring Committee (JEMC) regarding the torture incidents that were experienced by 3 civilians and 4 members of NCR-RPA-ABB relative to Nov. 17, 2006 mis-encounter.
The findings of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) confirmed that in deed Mr. Ramonit Moralidad (civilian, Alab Katipunan organizer), Mr. Rodolfo Tiopis (civilian), Ms. Erika Tiopis (civilian), Ka-Randy Puno (RPA-ABB), Ka-Victor Valdez (RPA-ABB), Ka-Chito Catbagan (RPA-ABB) and Ka-Joebert Dumlao (RPA-ABB) were severely tortured by some members of Mandaluyong police as a means of extracting information vis-à-vis the death of PO3 John-John Justo.
The medical examinations conducted by the Commission on Human Rights show multiple contusions, abrasions, and lacerated wounds on the said three RPA-ABB members and four civilians. Randy Puno and Victor Valdez has second degree burns/scalding injuries of the neck and back. A circular wound consistent with a cigarette burn was noted along the right thigh of Erika Tiopis. Randy Puno was admitted at Mandaluyong Public Hospital and treated for secondary infection of his burns. Randy Puno experienced sexual torture in the form of inserting an object inside his penis. Chito Catbagan and Joebert Dumlao experienced physical beating, squeezing their fingers with bullets inserted between them.
The various forms and methods of torture inflicted to persons mentioned above falls under human rights question and of public interest. The on-going peace process between GRP and RPM-P/RPA-ABB uphold the full respect for human rights (Clarificatory Documents, Article I-Principles, #1). The Implementing Guidelines of Cessation of Hostilities also expand to include actions that are violations of people’s basic rights (Article I, #1). The concrete expression that the GRP-RPM-P/RPA-ABB peace accord covers human rights incident is seen in the representation of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in the JEMC National Technical Working Group on Civil and Political Rights (Rules and Procedures, Article III, letter-D, #2). Therefore, there is no doubt that human rights issues and concerns are integral part of the GRP-RPM-P/RPA-ABB Peace Agreement, and therefore, human rights violations falls under hostile acts (Rules and Procedures, Article II-On definition of Hostilities).
To quote the words of late Sen. Jose Diokno: “Human rights are more than legal concepts, they are the essence of man, deny them, you deny man’s humanity.”
The various forms and methods of torture inflicted by some Mandaluyong PNP elements to RPA-ABB members and three civilians are breach of existing GRP-RPM-P/RPA-ABB peace accord and an infringement of United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. Even ordinary offenders and criminals have human rights as provided in our domestic laws, and same true with captured combatants as stipulated in Protocol II of the United Nations Geneva Convention. Furthermore, the JEMC decision on arrested RPA-ABB members states that:
“The action expected of the PNP point person is to make sure that the arrested person shall not be inflicted with physical injuries…” [with reference to the Key Agreements made during10th JEMC Regular meeting, dated 19 Nov. 2004 in Bacolod City]
We sometimes thought that the use of torture perpetrated by the government against its perceived enemies as a means of extracting information was a thing of the pass, a bygone (Marcos period) but realities proved that until this juncture such act continued. Almost all political prisoners have experienced torture from government AFP/PNP forces.
Until this day, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) did not file any administrative or criminal case against the Mandaluyong police who were involved in the torture despite that it was the CHR people who conducted medical investigation and concluded that in deed the prisoners were severely tortured in various methods and forms inside the Mandaluyong Police Station by some PNP officers who were under the command PSupt. Velasquez.
We are therefore calling Pres. Noynoy Aquino, the Chief PNP leadership, DOJ Sec. Leila de Lema and CHR Chairperson Etta Rosales to immediately look into this matter and proper administrative and criminal cases should be filed against perpetrators. Violators of human rights should be tried and prosecuted so that no one will follow their foot steps.
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